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Leon Sachs

Education:
Yale, Phd
Johns Hopkins, MA
Bryn Mawr College, MA
Haverford College, BA
Education

Ph.D., Yale

Research

history and culture of education; history and theory of republicanism; 19th and 20th century French literature, thought and culture

Selected Publications:

Recent opinion pieces:
 

Lexington Herald-Leader "Academia’s emphasis on job training harms free speech, bodes ill for democracy"

Lexington Herald-Leader: "Faculty “tenure” bill prompts much needed conversation about KY higher ed"

Inside Higher Ed: "What If the Campus Speech Crisis Is a Hoax…"

Book:

The Pedagogical Imagination: The Republican Legacy in 21st Century French Literature and Film.  Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. [for more details, click here]

Essays & Articles:

“Does Laïcité Translate to the American Classroom,” Contemporary French Studies. 46.4 (2022): 440-61.

 “The Comedy of Distance Learning: Colette’s Claudine à l’école and Bergson’s Le Rire,Women in French, special issue on humor, forthcoming

 “L’école républicaine,” Postcolonial Realms of Memory.  Ed. Charles Forsdick, Lydie Moudileno and Etienne Achille. Liverpool University Press (2020), pp 34-43

 “Negotiating Classroom Space in Jean-Paul Lilienfeld’s La journée de la jupe,” Heurs et malheurs du système éducatif en France.  Ed. Marie-Christine Koop.  Marion, IL  (2018)

 “The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Intellectual Emancipation in Circular Form,” Understanding Rancière, Understanding Modernism. Ed. Patrick Bray.  London: Bloomsbury (2017) 

 “Reading laïcité,”  French Cultural Studies 25. 3-4 (2014): 330-39.

“Un Nouveau roman républicain: la forme de l’histoire dans Leçon de choses,” La réception critique. Ed. Ralph William Sarkonak. Vol. 6. Séries Claude Simon. Paris: Lettres modernes, 2011.

“Literature of Ideas and Paul Bourget's Republican Pedagogy,” French Forum 33.1/2 (Winter/Spring 2008): 53-72.

“La Scientisation des humanités chez É. Durkheim: une leçon de choses humaniste,” La Mesure de savoir. Ed. Pascale Hummel and Frédéric Gabriel. Paris: Philologicum, 2007. 539-559

“Finding l'École républicaine in the damnedest of places: François Bégaudeau's Entre les murs,” Yale French Studies no. 111 (May 2007): 73-88